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We’re recruiting

We’re looking for a PA / admin assistant to support our team of three employment lawyers. This is a brand new role so would suit someone with experience who would relish the opportunity to implement and maintain office procedures.

The role is part time (up to 20 hours per week) with rate of pay negotiable depending upon experience.

For a job description, person specification and application form, please get in touch by emailing mark@markmasonlaw.co.uk

Closing date  - 2nd October

We’re recruiting

We’re looking for an enthusiastic employment lawyer to join our growing team.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in advising on employment law.

An ability to form strong relationships with clients and colleagues will be just as important as the ability to deliver excellent employment law advice and representation.

We will consider applications from lawyers interested in a full-time or part-time position.

For more information, including a job description, person specification and an application form, please email mark@markmasonlaw.co.uk

Closing date for applications – 13th February 2017

 

Equality Law & Christian Ethos – Squaring the circle

4th October 2016, 9:30am – 11:30am
Orangefield Presbyterian Church


I am delighted to be hosting a seminar for church leaders and leaders of other organisations with a Christian ethos on this important topic and to be co-leading it with Peter Lynas.

Peter is the Northern Ireland Director of Evangelical Alliance. He studied law and practised as a barrister in Belfast for five years before studying theology at Regent College in Vancouver. He teaches on faith at work at Westminster Theological Centre and serves on the board of Regent College. As well as experience in public policy, he appears regularly in the media and is a sought after speaker and I have no doubt that his input on this topic will be most beneficial.

Equality legislation rightly seeks to protect individuals against discrimination, something which Christian employers generally welcome. But what about when the Christian ethos of an organisation seems to conflict with the general principle that people should not be discriminated against on the grounds of, for example, religious belief, sexual orientation and gender re-assignment? When can an employer specify that the person who undertakes a certain role must be a Christian? How does the law define ‘discrimination’ and how do we define a ‘Christian’ in such circumstances? What does this mean for the conduct that the employer can expect from the employee inside and outside of work?

 In this interactive session, Peter and I will address some of the issues that Christian employers should be considering around these difficult issues including what policies and procedures should be in place and what should be included in organisations’ statements of faith and codes of conduct. There will be opportunities to ask questions, enter into discussions and take away some written guidance.

 The seminar is free to clients retaining the services of Mark Mason Employment Law and also to members of Evangelical Alliance. For other attendees, the session costs just £30 (inc VAT). For paying delegates, I’m offering a money back guarantee. If, after the session, you don’t believe that you got value from it, simply let me know and I will refund the money, no questions asked.

To book your place, please email mark@markmasonlaw.co.uk Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so early booking is advised and no more than two delegates may attend from any one organisation.

Please forward this link to anyone who you think might be interested in attending this seminar.

We’re recruiting

We are looking for an enthusiastic employment lawyer to join our team.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in advising on employment law.

An ability to form strong relationships with clients and colleagues will be just as important as the ability to deliver excellent employment law advice and representation.

We will consider applications from lawyers interested in a full-time or part-time position.

For more information, including a job description, person specification and an application form, please email mark@markmasonlaw.co.uk

Closing date – 16th October 2015

Consultation on employment law changes

At Collective Business Services, we’re not content to just advise on employment law. Where there is an opportunity, we want to help shape it for the benefit of our clients, the economy and society. That’s an ambitious aim and we need some help to achieve it.

The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) has recently launched a consultation entitled “Sharing Parental Rights, Extending Flexibility At Work”. Significant changes are proposed to the law regarding maternity and paternity leave. In addition, it is proposed that the right to request flexible working will be opened up to all employees and not just those with caring responsibilities. These proposals, if implemented will affect all employers.

DEL is seeking responses to the proposals. We are therefore hosting a discussion in Mallusk Enterprise Park on 23rd July from 9:30am to 11:30am. There will be a chance to hear more about the proposals and give your views on how the proposals are likely to affect your organisation. We then intend to submit a response to the consultation, having had the benefit of discussing the proposals with as wide a range of employers as possible.

This event on 23rd July is free but places are limited and we do require bookings in advance. To reserve your place at this event or to find out more information, please email info@collectivebusiness.co.uk